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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

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Course Summary

The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy programme gives aspiring young basketballers the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.

The College’s partnership with the Derby Trailblazers enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the basketball-focussed curriculum.

Training will take place at Derby College Group's Broomfield Hall and Johnson Building, with the curriculum elements being delivered at Broomfield Hall Campus.

Your academic performance will impact your access to matches and training, so you must maintain high levels of attendance and keep up to date with your assessments.

The course duration is set in line with VISA conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.

 

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in basketball and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.

Entry to the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development requires candidates to have an equivalent minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and Maths.

Pre-reading around the subject areas identified below is recommended.

If you have any questions regarding international VISA applications, please contact hassan.mazhar@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Content

The Academy includes:

  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
  • A comprehensive EABL, WEABL, AoC and local competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of Careers, Health, Wellbeing, Sport and Developing Coaching Skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be continuous over your duration of study. Assessment methods will vary depending on the subjects delivered and will include essays, presentations and practical observations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The Academy fees are £8,750 in total. This includes the costs of your trips and speakers, free gym membership and your Academy and College kit. The kit is to be worn in every lesson and while training or representing the College or Academy.
 
The Derby Trailblazers Academy kit should also be ordered in agreement with Derby Trailblazers. Learners are encouraged to secure their place on College courses before arranging for the Academy kits to be ordered.   

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, students may wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications and then to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.

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Christian Flanagan

Christian Flanagan

Former runner Christian on right track for personal training career

Training for a sport-related career was a natural step for DCG personal training student Christian Flanagan.
 
Christian, who is 19 and from Allestree, comes from a sports-loving family and has been actively involved in sport from a young age.
 
He is currently completing level 3 in sports massage at Broomfield Hall, having previously gained a level 2 certificate in gym instruction and level 3 diploma in personal training.
 
Christian has been going to the gym since he was 12, has played basketball for his county, and at 15 became the fastest 100m runner in his age group in Derbyshire, recording a time of just 10.9 seconds. Until he started college, he ran for Derby Athletic Club at Moorways.
 
Having a dad who used to play cricket semi-professionally has also been a big influence on his career choices.
 
Christian added: “I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training.”
 
Christian had been working at a Derby gym for a year until the pandemic struck but hopes to get another job as a gym instructor when he leaves college next year.
 
Ultimately, he would like to work for himself as a personal trainer, with sports massage among the services he’ll be able to offer his own clients. 

I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training

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